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1742]                   To Horace Mann                     243
I believe, little comforted them for his brutality and other vices.
The fine Mr. Pitt8 is arrived: I dine with him to-day at Lord Lincoln's, with the Pomfrets. So now the old partie guarree is complete again. The Earl is not quite cured, and a partner in sentiments may help to open the wound again. My Lady Townshend dines with us too. She flung the broadest Wortley-eye9 on Mr. Pitt, the other night, in the Park!
Adieu! my dear child; are you quite well ? I trust the summer will perfectly re-establish you.
Downing Street, June 30, 1742.
IT is about six o'clock, and I am come from the House, where, at last, we have had another Keport from the Secret Committee. They have been disputing this week among themselves, whether this should be final or not. The new ministry, thank them! were for finishing; but their arguments were not so persuasive as dutiful, and we are to have yet another. This lasted two hours and a half in reading, though confined to the affair of Burrel and Bristow, the Weymouth election, and secret-service money. They moved to print it; but though they had fetched most of their members from ale and the country, they were not strong enough to divide. Velters Cornwall, whom I have mentioned to you, I believe, for odd humour, said, ' he believed the somethingness of this Report would make amends for
8 George Pitt, of Strathfieldsea;      Elvers of Strathfieldsaye, Hampshire;
lie  had been in love with   Lady     Envoy to Turin, 1761; Ambassador
Charlotte Fermor, second daughter     at Madrid, 1770-71; d. 1803.
of  Lord Pomfret, who was after-        9 Mr. Pitt was very handsome, and
wards married to William. Finch,      Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu had
Vice-Chamberlain.    Walpole.—Born     liked him extremely, when he was
1721;   or.   (May   20,   1776)   Baron     in Italy.    Walpole.
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